I guess Octagon is not the only place for an MMA fighter to challenge someone. This is one of the forms of a so-called ‘Backyard MMA‘ popularised by Dada5000.
Famous for his 2016 fight with the late Kimbo Slice at Bellator 149, Dada5000 helped pioneer a form of backyard MMA that aimed to get troubled young men to settle their feuds in contests with rules rather than on the street. The fights were the subject of the 2015 documentary Dawg Fight.
Taz Vs Rudeboy
This fight in Rural America featured Taz in the white shorts and ‘Rudeboy’ in the black shorts. It is similar to the bouts in the Dawg Fight Documentary.
The fight started with a wild swing punches, Rudeboy hitting his opponent right in his face. With the strength Rudeboy generated, he then grabbed his opponent, lifting him up in the air like a baby.
Taz’s modus operandi was lacking as he appeared trying to do the pulling guard technique against Rudeboy.
Rudeboy must have felt the urge to slam Taz down hard by plunging him into the ground as if it was a pool. In the video below, Taz showed that he is no BJJ mater and the quote from Brazilian Jiu-jitsu founder Carlos Gracie comes to mind:
“Punch a black belt in the face, and he becomes a brown belt. Punch him again, purple…”
This basically means that it’s all well and good having submission skills, but you’ll have no way of implementing them if you’re getting pounded-out like what happened to Taz in the video. When Rudeboy managed to get into his punching position, he started to throw massive strikes to Taz’s rib cage.
Don’t Put Yourself in Bottom Position When Fighting
The only choice Taz had is to wave his white flag to not take any further punishments from Rudeboy. Prior to that, he received clean strikes on his head, and that’s where the fight ended.
After watching the video, you’ll probably think that putting yourself in the bottom position when fighting is not the perfect thing to do. Watch the video below to see how Taz faced the consequences from Rudeboy.
Oh, you don’t want to end up like Taz for sure! What do you think about this backyard MMA fight?